Costa Blanca gym owner arrested for flouting 'State of Alarm' measures

A GYM owner in Alicante has been arrested this morning for opening up during the coronavirus lockdown and operating with the shutters down.

Just before 9am, Alicante Local Police received a call to say the sports facility was still being used, with members using “a previously agreed code” to get in.
Officers arrested the Spanish owner for “crimes of resistance and disobedience to the Royal Decree of the State of Alarm”, and temporarily shut down the business.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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